Virtual Food Drive Toolkit

Thank you for starting a virtual food drive for Second Harvest. To help you reach your fundraising goals, we have created digital tools to help you at every stage of your campaign. Along the way, you’ll receive campaign progress emails with ideas and tips on how to reach your next goal. Check out the tools below — download one or download them all.

If you haven’t started your drive yet, sign-up here!

Step 1: Create your fundraising page and set a goal

What all successful virtual food drives have in common is a solid goal and a plan for reaching it. Start here with our food drive checklist and check out our “get creative” page that includes ideas on how to get started.

Planning a campaign kick-off meeting? Download a customizable Zoom background.

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Step 2: Personalize your page with images, videos and stories

Let your supporters know what inspired you to start your drive. Do you have photos or videos of past drives or your team in action? Make your page your own. You can use these photos and logos to help tell your story.

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Step 3: Ask your community to donate through your page

Spread the word about your drive to friends, family and co-workers. The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goal. Personalize these posters and emails to share your drive information and encourage donations.

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Step 4: Share your page on social media to gain even more support

Share, share, share! Share your food drive on social media with these tools to encourage your friends and family to rally behind you and support your cause. Customize these posts we have created for you, or create your own. Use these hashtags: #HelpLocalFamilies #FeedingSiliconValley #InItTogether and tag us @2ndharvest for a chance to be featured!

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Step 5: Share your success and thank your supporters

You did it! You reached your goal and helped our neighbors in need. Let your supporters know the impact of their gift and give thanks. Thank your supporters and share your progress on your virtual food drive page, on social media or personalize this sample thank you email.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay involved in our efforts and see how your gifts are making a difference.

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